We sort thru 300 emails at the speed of lightning, we access multiple websites on our dual or multiple monitors, but, oh my, when things arent' working right....
I spent a lot of time this week figuring out why I got a "Trojan Horse" in my firewall. And why my internet explorer browser wasn't working. Being a scientist by training in college, I analyze and try to figure out things for myself first... OUCH. I am my own worst enemy. I use Zone Alarm firewall and AVG antivirus software. Well, after 2 days of not being able to access emails on my own computer, calling my fellow Realtors for info. having no internet explorer access to the web (our MLS requires it), and reaching the total frustration point, then and only then, I called my technical consultant.
To my amazement I had no Trojan Horse at all, but a "false" antivirus alert. If any of you out there are suffering from the same frustration, I wanted to let you know that these firewalls and antivirus programs aren't perfect. Now by this time I had deleted the "bad" files, which were really good ones my computer needed. Luckily, with a little coaching I've restored my Internet Explorer and am awaiting the arrival of my Technical guru to fully restore the firewall functions. So my weekly advice to all you Active Rainers: Before you panic, call your technical person.
The best of surfing and emailing to you all! From one frustrated Louisiana Realtor.